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Huong Lai

38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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Ranked #23 of 1,238 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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SA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We arrived just in 2pm as lunch service was to shut but they happily accommodated us! As with my last visit three years ago, great food and service!

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Went to the restaurant after looking on tripadvisor and being recommended by the hotel. We were not disappointed in fact we enjoyed it so much we went again. We had the spring rolls to start, my wife had the chicken with ginger and I had the pork in a clay pot with duck eggs. Vietnamese wine was very good and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The restaurant does live up to it's good review bestowed. We had fried prawn rolls, sweet potato leaf, prawn in coconut, sour chicken soup (latter two is a must try) and enjoyed the food. Service is attentive. Definitely will visit again but remember to reserve as it has limited capacity.

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Marmande, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went here last year and loved it. This year it's better. Bigger menu, more choice. Service superb, presentation superb, food sublime and ambiance by the bucket load.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I was so impressed by my evening at the Huong Lai training restaurant when I slid the door open & walked up the wooden staircase. It was full so I made a reservation for 40 mins later & returned to a window table ready & waiting for me. The service was very caring & quick. The food delicious & very... More

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Perth, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We visited after reading the TA reviews and we really enjoyed the food and service. We each had a version of the set menu and enjoyed everything and particularly the spring rolls. The service was really great, we were warmly welcomed, served promptly and nothing was too much trouble. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Tasty food, great service and beautiful room to dine in. A fantastic way to experience southern Vietnamese food and the lovely people.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is becoming my weekly Friday lunch spot! The restaurant offers a nice variety of Vietnamese food which has always been very tasty on all my visits so far. It is very good value for money. More importantly, it is a very nice concept and I am happy to be supporting such a worthy cause. Keep it up!

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic meal here and were attracted by reviews and the concept. This business hires locals from poor backgrounds and gives them a start in life. This alone is a great reason to visit but the service and food were both outstanding. Reasonably priced and great choice across the varied menu. All courses were excellent... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A good restaurant with tasty food and for a great cause. The service was helpful and enthusiastic. There was nothing to fault at this restaurant and it was busy.

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